Okanagan winemakers, Michal and Martina Mosny met with me at Murchies Tea & Coffee house last spring when they were visiting Victoria. I looked up from my laptop and was struck by how they’re both animated by youthful energy, a kind of hopefulness, tempered by Old World grace. Although it’s been seven years since they left their boutique winery in Slovakia, close to Dolna Krupa, a village where Beethoven is believed to have written the haunting, “For Elise,” they still are accompanied by a lovely European charm.
2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Garnet / black with deep intensity. Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon. Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher
With something like 35 wineries pouring fabulous Pinot Noirs the day couldn’t have possibly been any better. I tasted many, but not all, wines on offer and snacked on some delicious bites along the way. The setting was ideal and the slightly overcast day turned out to be perfect for strolling at our leisure tasting wines.